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Discover's 20 Things You Didn't Know About Everything: Duct Tape, Airport Security, Your Body, Sex in Space...and More!

3.32  ·  Rating details ·  105 ratings  ·  10 reviews
How much do you know about . . .


Obesity
Sleep
Meteors
Aliens
Bees
Sperm banks
Sex in space
Duct tape
Germs
Airport security
Death
Ancient weapons
Rats
The Internet
Birth
Weather
Milk
Mosquitoes
Your body
Space disasters
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Hardcover, 336 pages
Published March 25th 2008 by Harper (first published 2008)
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T Campbell
Jan 04, 2014 rated it did not like it
The information is solid, but it's arranged in a very unappealing manner, with subjects whipsawing wildly from the general to the specific and the trivial to the deeply disturbing. "Airport security" is the first topic, and the padded list somehow manages to rail against the current state of affairs for doing too little and too much at the same time. The next list, "Aliens," treats the growing belief that aliens have visited Earth as evidence of a mystery in need of solving, not of increased sup ...more
Rachel
Apr 25, 2009 rated it it was ok
Shelves: non-fiction
First of all, and obviously, it isn't really everything. Given that, if they are really only going to discuss twenty or so things, why focus on sex in space (the two things I read and third thing I skimmed all being tasteless and speculative, lacking in fact) and sperm banks?

Second, well. Who needs a second? The first point says it all. Parts of it were interesting, but parts of it were clearly written for the author's inner (sex-obsessed) teenager.
Xanthi
Dec 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book was a lot of fun to read. Written with a lot of flippant humour and a touch of sarcasm. The topics covered ranged from sex in space to sperm banks, to weather and much , much more. You don't need to be a particularly science-minded person to enjoy this book - just a health dose of curiosity and a good sense of humour.
Patrick Berzinski
Sep 08, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Elizabeth Dwoskin
Recommended to Patrick by: Suzanne Puchalsky
I am a connoisseur of "cosmically significant trivia," and this book certainly qualifies in that category. I liked it so much, I even approached some colleagues who run an online technology TV venture about turning it into a game-show featuring college undergrad contestants.
Freddy
Jul 14, 2016 rated it liked it
It is not as good as I was expecting, most of the things on the book were familiar to me and that can be the case. The structure is quite good and you can leave it next to the toilet for an emergency when you forget to bring your mobile with you.

A good read indeed.
Abraham Ray
Nov 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
good read!
Tosh
Jan 21, 2009 rated it it was ok
Some of the chapters were duds.
Gina
May 01, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: misc-nf
I hate when authors of these books of facts interject their own strange little opinions about the world.
Matthew
Apr 22, 2009 rated it liked it
Pretty good. Some really interesting facts.
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